Had a call from a client that just moved in to their condo. He said the a/c wasn’t working and the lights were flickering or dim in parts of the home. He then told me he checked all the breakers and the breaker for the outside compressor unit but didn’t know what to do next. I asked him if he checked the outside main. He said “no, I will go look”
He called me back and said smoke was pouring out of the access when he opened it.
The power co came out to look and informed him the clips on the meter base had spread from heat and were arcing and the heat was cooking the wires to the main shut off. The guy bent the clips back but said its days were numbered.
I did write this up as when I looked at it a few weeks back and said it told him since it was an fpe it should be evaluated for replacement. The covers had long since dissapeared. Now everyone get a new main, yeah!